You can cast spells without tools! It may be more difficult to focus your energy without the help of candles, herbs but it can still be done. It all depends on your powers of visualization and concentration.
Traditionally, incense was burned to draw the attention of the gods because the smell is pleasing to them. That’s why Frankincense and others are used so often as offerings. But you can say a poem or a prayer, and add “This is my offering because I have nothing else”.
If you’re not working with any deities’ assistance, the key will be your own intent and focus.
I did this meditation yesterday, and it went very well
I’ve never tried to access my inner temple before - although I’ve heard and read about it! - so I was a bit nervous about whether I would be able to reach it on my first try.
Luckily I did, and it was so cozy that I didn’t want to leave as the meditation came to an end This time I just looked around and got familiar with the space, but I feel like casting a spell there would definitely be possible
That’s amazing! Did you follow the guided meditation video? Or just with your own mind? It can be hard to get there alone at first but there are lots of useful visualization exercises that can help. I’ll try to share more here soon!
Thank you, @Francisco. This is really important in the busy world we live in. It is also vital to witches still in the broom closet. The magic isn’t only in the tools we use. It is in us. And we can channel that magic in a number of ways, this being one of them. I can’t wait to check out the video tonight during my meditations.
I’m so happy the meditation went well for you- and that your inner temple sounds like a truly amazing and abundant space! I didn’t have the chance to meditate on it last night, but it’s on the agenda for today! I hope my inner temple has as many wonderful aspects as yours, @wendy4
Bravo, @christine4! That’s awesome that it went well, and that you found yourself a wonderful cozy sanctuary!
Great words, @praecog29! I love this quote from you. The inner temple is a great way to find, become familiar with, and draw on the magick inside of us! We don’t need expensive tools or fancy equipment to cast- everything we need is already within our own minds
I followed the guided meditation video! Seeing as it was my first try, I thought I could use all the guidance I could get
I think next time I will try to access my inner temple with just some background music, similar to how I usually meditate. Not having any music is quite difficult for me, I get distracted without it; definitely something to work on
I’m looking forward to more visualization exercises @Francisco
Thank you for sharing the visualization exercises, @Francisco! I also found them to be very helpful And I love the idea of using drawing to help strengthen visualization. I haven’t been doing much art lately, but now I’m thinking about how drawing and the practice can go hand-in-hand!
I tried the meditation last night, but was interrupted just a few minutes in . I didn’t get too far but there was the strong feeling of safety and possibilities, in a place that was both small and cosy but yet held infinity at the same time. I’m excited to give this one another go- I know my Inner Temple is waiting!
I think some time today I am going to try this one in it’s entirety. I will have some time this afternoon and I’m hoping to find it. I have been working on the visualization exercises since you posted them and I am having good results.
I tried to do the meditation and I got interrupted, so I am going to try again tomorrow morning when I can do any meditation without interruptions, mainly because I’m the only awake. I like it so far though.
I did the meditation video, and really was able to visualize my inner temple. I could see the cavern like area, and hear the sound of drops of moisture falling from the walls. And even worked on my altar a bit visualizing items I had on it. Upon coming out of the meditation, I felt extremely nauseous for a few minutes. Anyone else ever experience this?
This was amazing and completely relaxing, Im new to visualization but will definitely keep this as a more frequent act.